It has almost been more than 20 years in the process of hibernation, and now we expect the Age of Empires 4 to come back for its outing finally. In 2017, Microsoft Studios, the publisher of this iconic game, announced that Age if Empire 4 was really alive and kicking off. They even went on to reveal that Relic Entertainment is developing the game. Relic is actually the team behind Homeworld as well as the Company of Heroes.
The company released this information in an announcement trailer for the Age of Empires 4 on their official YouTube page. This video also included a series of concept art from the previous three games of Age of Empires in the franchise. There was even a voiceover, but all of this has barely provided any details about what players can expect from the show in the future. It is likely that a 2019 gameplay has also revealed a bit more insight and has shown us an English city getting attacked by invaders. This confirmed the fact that the game will be set in medieval times. Since that point in time, there has not been much news about the Age of Empires 4 or even why it takes such a long time to get developed.
Age of Empires 4 ―Release Date
Well, even though there is no official confirmation or whatsoever, there is still a high possibility that the Age of Empires 4 release date could be set in the latter half of 2020. The fact is blurry if the game is being created for the current generation’s consoles or the next one. All this while, it has also been confirmed that the Age of Empires 4 will run on Windows 10, and, surely, it will not release on PS4 or even PS5.
This is because Windows owns the IP, and it is not clear if the game will be available just for Xbox One or the new Xbox Series X or even both. Despite all of this, 2020 looks like to be a potential time for the release of Age of Empires 4, especially if all the developers are hoping to capitalize on the holiday market along with the hype which is currently buzzing around the new Xbox. Well, we should not get too excited because there still are reports which suggest that players would actually have to wait a few years or so to have a set release of Age of Empires 4.
Age of Empires 4 ― What will it look like?
Given that a release date is not known to us, it really does not surprise anyone that there is little or nothing known about the gameplay of Age of Empires 4 and what it will look like. Obviously, all the players want to find out how this game will compare to the Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition. Thankfully, players can infer a variety of aspects based on the concept of previous games in the franchise. Players are likely supposed to lead a historical nation or civilization to wealth.